UNEP Announces Director for the New Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments by

In January 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the appointment of Jukka Uosukainen as the Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The Centre’s main objective is to support the Technology Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in improving resilience to [...]

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Clean Development Mechanism Funding Dries Up

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments by

Since November 11th, the city of Warsaw has hosted the most recent Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19). COP19 is set to conclude on November 22, 2013, but before it ends the delegates have much to discuss concerning the future of concerted global efforts to slow climate change. [...]

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UNEP and WRI to Host Teleconference on Emissions Gap Report

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments by

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will host a joint teleconference on their latest Emissions Gap Report. The report, inaugurated in 2010, is an annual analysis of the whether the pledges and commitments made by states within the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol will actually have their intended effect. The effect, [...]

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IPCC Assessment Report Five: “Human Influence on the Climate System is Clear”

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments by

It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century. So concludes the Fifth Assessment Report, or AR5, soon to be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. On September 27th, 2013 the IPCC released the Working Group I Summary for Policy makers, the first [...]

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Discusses the Good News About Climate Change

Sep 30, 2013 No Comments by

On September 27th, 2013, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) delivered a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School about “The Good News on Climate Change.” In her introduction she first explained the nature of climate change as a complex problem, calling for new approaches and efforts towards its [...]

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Call for Applicants: 4th Annual Inter-University Climate Change Negotiation Simulation

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments by

From October 18th-19th, 2013, the Yale School of Forest and Environmental Studies will host the Fourth Annual Inter-University Climate Negotiation Simulation. The simulation is designed to mimic the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process, which last year in Doha, Qatar, led to the adoption of a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol. [...]

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